Monday, December 27, 2010

Tanner tubing at Andalusia Illinois. We went over to Illinois today to take Tyler snowboarding and to take Tanner tubing. I took Tanner and Aaron was Tyler's teacher. We had a great time in the freezing temperatures.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A plethra of hats

Adult white with pink flower  ($7)

Baby blue sparkly in woven fabric pattern  ($7)

Toddler peach cabled fabric with tassel ($7)

Lavendar baby hat ($7)
Orange toddler microfiber ($7)

Granny sqare tan and black.  Small Child ($7)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November Craft Night

November Craft night was a flurry of activity.  Everyone was running around picking out supplies and inventing interesting designs.  The craft was creating Christmas ornments out of pine cones.

What you will need:
  • Pine cones of all shapes and sizes and anyother dried items that you think will look cool
  • String to hang your ornaments from the tree
  • Hot glue gun
  • Felt
  • Fuzzy Balls
  • Googly Eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Shiny items and anything else that you have lying around that you would like to incorporate
Take a look at our creations for ideas and inspiration.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Baby Stuff

This cute little hat is made of super soft baby yarn in white and lavendar.  It has a little pom pom on the top and will fit a new born.  (For sale - $7)

Baby dress.  This is a woven knit pattern jumper dress.  It is lavendar and white.  In my estimate it is about a 12 month size.  (For sale - $30)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Welcome to the Family Pepper

Aaron and I got a new dog over the weekend.  She was rescued by a friend from the side of the road.  After they spent two weeks trying to track her owners down and having no luck they sent out an email asking if anyone would like to adobt her.  Aaron and I were already in talks about getting a new dog as a playmate for Luke, so we told them that we were interested.  We took Luke over to meet her on Saturday.  They got along right away.

Her name is Pepper.  She has not been to the vet yet, so we do not know exactly what breed that she is.  She is about 9 years old with scraggly hair.  They said that her hair was all matted when they found her so that is why all of her body hair is so short.  I think that we will keep it that way.  She is a real lover and likes to be around people.  She really loves to snuggle and always seems to be smiling.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

First day of the season. Freezing our butts off. Having a good time!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Out of Gas?

So there is a funny story that happened to me this morning.  I wanted someone to take a picture of me wearing this fetching headband.  So what did I do I wore it to work so that Katie could take a picture.  I wanted to show you all how it would look on.  Cute right?   Well on my way to work this morning I forgot that my gas light came on yesterday when I was on my way to school.  While driving to work, and hoping at this point that I would make it, I ran out of gas on I-70.  Traffic is buzzing by and I coast to pull over as close to the next exit that I can get. 

At this point I call Zac and ask him to meet me at the gas station across the way.  I walked to the gas station to get a gas can and some gas.  It was freezing out this morning.  It was a whopping 32 degrees with a wind chill of 28.  I have never been so happy to have something toasty on my head to cover up my ears.  I am really glad that I wanted to show this to you all so bad that I wore it to work this morning.
So a little more about the product instead of my day.  It is peach in color and not super stretchy.  It should fit around just about anyone's head but it is not really meant to hold your hair in like some of the other cute "hippie-ish" ones that I have seen.  It has a button in the back to make it adjustable.  Perfect for that freezing day that you need to keep your ears warm but are trying not to mess up your hair.  Once again I can make these in pretty much any color with any cute button on the back.  For a more stylish way of wearing it you can wear the button in the front.  I tried it that way too with a couple that I made and it looked tres chic.
(For sale - $10)  if you are interested in a custom just ask.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Scarf Me

Need to keep your neck warm?  This is a perfect thing for you then.  These stylish scarves are short and fit right around or inside the collar of a coat.  They have super cute button accents to add to the style.
This brown scarf has a braided cable and can be worn tight or loose around the neck.  (Sale for - $15)

Bundle up this snow season in the perfect accessory. 
The baby blue scarf is made out of super soft baby yarn and will look great with any outfit.  (Sale for - $15)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wrister Twister

Just finished my first pair of wristers this weekend.  They have a nice woven cable down the front and a seem on the hand side.  They have a thumb hole to keep them in place.  Perfect for the winter weather that is headed our way.  This pair is for sale for $15.  I can make them in a variety of sizes and patterns.  Let me know if you are interested and we can work something out.

Christmas is on the way and it is a great time to start shopping for those on your list.  What is a better gift than a hand made piece of functional art.  Keep your loved one's warm this winter with a nice present from Auntie Kara's Crafts.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The beautiful snow season has begun. Basalt is having a snow storm like much of the Colorado mountains.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Just call me Betty Crocker

I canned apples last night for the first time.  It was really fun and sticky.  I hope that I did them right.  If I did they should keep for 18 months to 2 years. 

If you are all really good this year you might be getting some treats for Christmas.

Check out this website for more info on canning.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I just ordered my first business cards for the crafting company.  I am so excited about this.  I will be adding a profile to in the next few days, so stay tuned. for great stuff at a great price.

Friday, October 1, 2010

We made it to Iowa. The sun is shining...conveniently it is blinding us at the same time. We're headed to Iowa to visit with Aaron's family and go tailgate at the Iowa - Penn State game. I have my Penn State tee that my friend Matt gave me a few years ago that I am going to wear. It is a little small so it will be like that scene in Tommy Boy...fat man in a little coat. And to top off the tee I have my Iowa sweatshirt. Not being a big fan one way or the other, I have to remain neutral in dress. We have about 4 hours left in the car so I'm going to try and get some knitting in. Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Candice's Jewelry Creations

Funky earring for someone fun and into fashion.  These earrings will add a big statement to your ears.  They are about 2" in length and include glass beads in blues and greens.  $7

These asymmetrical earrings will add a piece of art to your ears.  They are about 1.75" long and have pink, orange and red beads.  They will jazz up any outfit with a great necklace.  We can make a simple  necklace to match these bold earrings.  $7

Jewelry for Sale!!

All the items that you see listed on this posting have been hand made by myself.  I can also do custom jewlery in the colors that you choose if you let me know what you are interested in.

Turquoise blue shell earrings.  About 1.5" long oval shaped.  They are very bright and could add pizazz to any outfit.  There is a wire design that lays in front of the shell adding dimension and shape to this cool piece.  $7

Vintage Button necklace.  This is made out of an old button.  The front of the button is bright blue in color and the back of the buttom has a metal do dad on it that was used to attach the button to the garment.  About 1" in diameter.  The pendant is hung off a black cord and clasps with a lobster clasp.  This is a funky piece of history to wear around your neck.  $10
For those of you that like simple designs and are crazy about dragon flies and
lady bugs then these are for you.  The red bead in these earrings
sparkes in the light, don't let my pictures fool you these are beautiful. Approximately 1.5" long.  $5 ea.

Purple Earrings.  Simple and elegant.  I can make a
 necklace to match.  Approximately 1" long.  $5

Black Clay wrapped in interesting wire design.  These are very black
and would go nice with that little black dress.  About 1" long. $7

Fun flair made with glass beads in blue and green. 
These will give a beachy feel to any outfit that you
pair them with. About 1.5" in diameter.  $7

Hats For Sale!!!

Stuff for sale.  Just email me ( or comment on the post if you are interested.  All of the items that you see are made by hand by me.  I also do custom orders.  If you are interested in a pattern of design and want it in a different color we can work it out.

 White Adult Hat with bubble pattern and pom pom.  $10

 Newborn baby blue hat.  This yarn is really soft and perfect for a new born. $7
 Army/Olive Green adult hat with ear flaps.  The yarn is eco friendly 77% bamboo.  It is super soft and an awesome texture with the stitches. $10
White Adult lacey hat with bubble design.  $7

Sorry folks but these hats are already spoken for.  I made these custom for Kaitlin and Josh with the colors that they chose.  If you are interested in any of the designs above or anything that you see on the street.  Just take a picture and let me know.  I can do pretty much anything so if you want something custom we can work out a price and delivery date.

Septmeber Craft Night Results

This was a super fun craft and I think that everyone enjoyed the creativity of it.  Here are a few pictures of last nights fun.

As you can see we came up with a varitey of different ways to paint the ghoulish holiday on wine glasses.   Come up with your own and share with the rest of us.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Picture of my nieces

My sister in law, Candice, sent me a text today with a cute picture of my little nieces.  I wanted to share the new picture with you all and show you how cute that they are.

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Malaya Jade is the almost 2 year old and Mila Juliet is the little one that will be two weeks old tomorrow.

I just love these little girls!!!